Founded in 1961, the Alderney Chamber of Commerce has grown from strength to strength and is now widely acknowledged as the official voice of Alderney’s business community.
Its current membership of some 120 Alderney-based companies represents a large portion of the island’s thriving business community, encompassing: Finance, Legal, Medical, E-Commerce, Building Trade, Hospitality and Tourism, Transport, Professional Services, Retail and Wholesale, Media, Marine and Energy Supplies and many other commercial activities.
The role of the Alderney Chamber of Commerce is to act as a vital link between the States of Alderney and the island’s business community and to represent its diverse membership in all areas. Its aim however is not just to challenge and react to issues in Government, but to assist in the proactive development of real business opportunities on the island.
Chamber’s structure is based on an elected Council which in turn appoints Sub-Committees to deal with specific issues. All Council and Sub-Committee members act on a purely voluntary basis and receive no remuneration. The Chamber’s Council meets every second Tuesday evening of the month. The Sub-Committees meet as and when required, to deal with specific issues and report directly to the Council.
The Alderney Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members and actively encourages new business ventures which will contribute to the island’s economy and its unique quality of life. Join our ever-growing Chamber and support our aim of ensuring that local business remains as the centrepiece of our community.
The Benefits of the Alderney Chamber of Commerce Membership: For less than 50 pence a week your business can join the largest representative group on the island.
The Alderney Chamber of Commerce Council is pleased with our ever strengthening relationship with both the States and Civil Service.
We look forward to another year of working together with our new government: the States have appointed two Chamber members to serve on the air and sea transport groups.
We are taking a pro-active approach to support local businesses and achieve economic growth through key work streams which include:
Air and Sea Transport Links:
Exploring initiatives that will deliver more affordable, sustainable and reliable sea and air links to support our business community.
Influencing States of Alderney on key issues that will drive economic and political reform
Raising awareness of aspects that impact the business community, such as TRP and we are working with Banks to create solutions that will address commercial challenges eg: the closure of NatWest where we need to address cash and business banking facilities
Working with Tourism to strengthen our strategies and develop tactical deployment in order to revitalise our Tourism.
Supporting retailers to help drive and deliver community issues such as projects including Seasonal events eg: Christmas Lights, Blooming Alderney with Horticultural Society and improved Signage and Harbour.
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